Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for March 18th, 2018
5th Sunday of Lent

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March 18th, 2018 * 5th Sunday of Lent *

 
Pastor: Father Nicolas Tumbelaka
Deacon: Kenneth Fung
PARISH OFFICE HOURS:
Monday 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm–3:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm–3:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-12:00pm
Friday 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm–3:00pm
 

Our Lady of Mercy School
School Office: (604) 526-7121
Principal: Neva Grout
Email: [email protected]

website: www.ourladyofmercy.ca

RCIA (Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults)
Do you have questions about the Catholic faith?
Are you interested in developing a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is an incredible journey of learning, personal fulfillment and spiritual growth. Sessions are scheduled every Thursday, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., in the church basement.

For inquiries:
call/text Susan Silveira at 778-772-9714

 
 

PREP (Parish Religious Education Program) Classes for Children in Public School
PREP classes will resume on Wednesday, January 10th. 6:30 pm at OLM School.
For inquiries:
email Marivic at [email protected]
One-on-one Catechism (VANSPEC Program)
For volunteer as catechist or catechist assistant or to register your children, please contact:
* Sr. Glenys Symons or Mary Keegan
(604) 434-7775 or email: [email protected]
* Vanspec Coordinator: Lucy Rodjito,
email: [email protected]

Sunday Mass Schedule

Saturday Mass of Anticipation: 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am and 11:00am

Weekday Mass Schedule

Monday – Thursday: 8:00am
Friday : 9:00am and 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am Novus Ordo Latin Mass
Public Holidays : 9:00am
Indonesian Mass: 6:30 pm (1st & 3rd Saturday of the month)
Filipino Mass: 7:00 pm (1st Sunday of the month)
Confession: 30 minutes prior to Masses or upon request.
Perpetual Adoration Chapel: Open every day. For more information, please call the parish office.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday: 9:45am to 6:15pm , with Divine Mercy Novena/Chaplet at 3:00 pm & Benediction at 6:30 pm.
Liturgy of the Hour: Monday-Thursday start at 7:15am and Friday-Saturday start at 8:00 am. For more info, please contact Linda at 604-440-1482.
Saint Anthony of Padua Perpetual Novena: Every Tuesday after morning Mass
Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help: Every Wednesday after morning Mass and at 6:30 pm in the Church.
Perpetual Novena to Saint Peregrine: Every 4th Monday of the month at 6:00 pm in the Children’s Room.
The Sacrament of Marriage : At least six months notice must be given to the Pastor
The Sacrament of Baptism : Parish families who wish to have a child baptized should be registered in the parish. Please visit the Parish Office to register. Mandatory attendance of Preparation Class for parents and godparents. Class is held every last Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. (Note: Baptisms are scheduled on the 2nd Sunday of every month at 12:30 pm)
YOUTH MINISTRY : All the parish youth from Grade 6 & 7 (Junior) and high school (Senior) are invited for one hour session 4-5pm every Friday in the church basement. Please contact Melanie at 604-441-4953 email: [email protected]
SUNDAY CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD : Simplified Sunday readings and explanation for children aged 3-7. LWC is offered during Sunday Masses (9am and 11am ).
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WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS

Saturday, March 17, 2018
5:00pm Reinaldo & Therese Pacheco
6:30pm Indonesian Mass

Sunday, March 18, 2018
9:00am Mae Corrales Nicholls-49th Birthday
11:00am † Fernando Frias

Monday, March 19, 2018
8:00am † Ofelia Concon

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
8:00am † Corrado Gastaldo

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
8:00am † Lorena Siglos

Thursday, March 22, 2018
8:00am Augusto & Imelda Catiis

Friday, March 23, 2018
9:00am † Amada Lim
7:00pm Joaquim Park Chun Won

Saturday, March 24, 2018
9:00am Monika Krysiak-Birthday Thanksgiving

If you wish to offer for a Mass intention, please come to the parish office.

 

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
Anaceto Rabang, Sydney Shanti, Lourdes Andal, Pedro and Rosita Romey, Dianne Slaght, Candida De Souza, Jean Lopez, Alan Hall, Linus Ngui, Christina Jasinska, Vicente Reyes, Irwin Rivera, Nilcar Donato, Elvira Acosta and Teresita Nixon, Pedrito & Luz Yamuta.
Holy Communion: Any one who is shut-in and wishes to receive the Holy Eucharist, please let us know. If you have a loved one who is sick and needs our prayers, and would like to insert their name in the bulletin, kindly contact the office.

 

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS

The leper in today’s Gospel reading knew that Jesus had the power to heal him. Still, he wondered if Jesus would choose to do so. Jesus’ response was, “I do choose.” To serve a brother or sister in need we too must choose to do so. Stewardship likewise requires that we make a choice. In fact, making stewardship a part of our everyday life requires many choices. Begin by making a conscious decision, carried out in action, to be a follower of Jesus Christ, no matter the cost. The ‘carried out in action’ part is the challenge. Stewardship invites us to use our gifts for the glory of God in the service of others. Is there an area in your life that the Holy Spirit is moving you to choose to be a better steward in?
Copyright & 2018, by Joppa Stewardship Leaders Office of Stewardship
LENTEN MEDITATIONS

“Were you there . . . ?”

Holy Mass - Lentent Talk - Eucharistic Exposition & Benediction

DateTopics
Friday, Feb 23“Were you there . . . in the Shouting Crowd?”
“ . . . and they twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on
His head.”- Matthew 27:29.

Rev. Dennis Flores (St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Richmond).
Friday, Mar 2“Were you there . . . as a Spectator?”
“ . . . and they forced him to carry the cross.” —Matthew 27:32
Rev. Lucio Choi (All Saints Parish, Coquitlam)
Friday, Mar 9“Were you there . . . as His Family?”
She will deliver a topic on "In the Footsteps of Jesus Through Mary".
“Near the cross of Jesus stood His Mother . . . ” —John 19:25

Mrs. Carolyn King Blase (A Catholic convert, an inspiring speaker and teacher from
Illinois, USA).
Friday, Mar 16“Were you there . . . as a Sympathizer ?”
A large number of people followed Him, including women who mourned and wailed for Him.” —Luke 23:27
Rev. James Hughes (St. Patrick Parish, Vancouver)
Friday, Mar 23“Were you there . . . as The Penitent Thief?”
"Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” - Luke 23:42
Rev. Rudolph de Souza (Guardian Angel Parish).

FRIDAY SCHEDULE DURING LENT SEASON
TimeFriday Schedule
9:00 amMorning Mass followed by Adoration
3:00 pmChaplet of Divine Mercy
6:00 pmBenediction
6:30 pmStations of the Cross
7:00 pmEvening Mass
7:30 pmLenten Talk

Lent Penitential Service
Our Lady of Mercy Parish
Tuesday, March 20th
at 07:00 in the evening

 

CONFESSION SERVICES AT NEW WESTMINSTER DEANERY — 7:00 PM UNTIL 8:00 PM
TUESDAY, MARCH 13Saint Peter’s Parish, New Westminster
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Coquitlam
THURSDAY, MARCH 15Saint Joseph Parish, Port Moody
SUNDAY, MARCH 18
Our Lady of Assumption Parish, Port Coquitlam
MONDAY, MARCH 19Saints Cyril & Methodius Parish, New Westminster
TUESDAY, MARCH 20
Saint Luke’s Parish, Maple Ridge
Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Burnaby
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21All Saints Parish, Coquitlam
Holy Spirit Parish, New Westminster
THURSDAY, MARCH 22
Saint Patrick’s Parish, Maple Ridge
SUNDAY, MARCH 25
Saint Michael’s Parish, Burnaby
MONDAY, MARCH 26Saint Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Coquitlam
TUESDAY, MARCH 27Saint Francis de Sales Parish, Burnaby
Saint Clare of Assisi Parish, Coquitlam

Schedule for Holy Week March 24th to April 1st, 2018

DayEvents
Saturday, March 24th5:00 PM : Palm Sunday Mass
Sunday, March 25th9:00 AM : Palm Sunday Mass
11:00 AM : Palm Sunday Mass
Thursday, March 29th(No Morning Mass)
Holy Thursday
7.00 PM : Mass of the Lord’s Supper,
Washing of the feet


8:00 PM -12:00 AM : Adoration
March 30th
(Fast & Abstinence)
(No Morning Mass)
1:00 pm : Station of the Cross
3:00 PM : Good Friday Mass
(Passion of Our Lord)
      + Followed by :
        Divine Mercy Novena
Saturday, March 31st(No Morning Mass)

Holy Saturday Mass:

8:00 PM : Divine Mercy Novena
9.00 PM : Easter Vigil
(Attending this service
would fulfill your
Sunday obligation)
April 1stEaster Sunday

9:00 AM : Easter Mass I
      + Followed by :
        Divine Mercy Novena

11:00 AM : Easter Mass II



 
 

CHRISM MASS
One of the most solemn and significant liturgies of our Church is the Chrism Mass. Join Archbishop Miller and all our priests on Wednesday, March 28, at 5 p.m. at Holy Rosary Cathedral for the blessing of the oil of catechumens, the oil of the sick, and the oil of chrism.

 
 

PRO-LIFE MASS AND PRAYER VIGIL
Join us for a peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents on Saturday, April 7. Mass is at 8:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s, Vancouver followed by the Rosary at Burnaby Hospital. For upcoming dates visit

 
 

YOUTH OUTINGS FOR SPRING BREAK
Youth Grade 6 and above who like outings during spring break please contact Melanie at [email protected]

 
 

TAX CLINIC – “FREE OR BY DONATION
OLM Migrant Ministry offer free tax clinic on Sunday, March 25 starting 1:00 pm at the church basement. Please contact Nolisa at 778-898-1220 for the details and requirements.

 
 

DO YOU PAY AN ACCOUNTANT TO DO YOUR TAX RETURN?
If YES, consider getting your tax returns prepared by a professional accountant who will donate your fees for the construction of the OLM Future Parish Centre and Rectory. For details, call Jannet Taruc at (604) 771- 1357 .

 
 

BAPTISM INSTRUCTION CLASS-MARCH 22
Attention to parents and godparents who plan to attend March baptism class: the class is re-scheduled to this coming Thursday, March 22 for last Thursday of this month falls on Holy Thursday.

 
 

CARDINAL TAGLE IN VANCOUVER: MARCH 19
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Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the Archbishop of Manila, will celebrate Mass on Monday, March 19, at Holy Rosary Cathedral at 12:30 p.m. (in place of the usual 12:10 Mass.) That evening, he will give a public address at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver. Highlighting one of our Archdiocesan Priorities and Goals: Strengthening Marriages and Families, Cardinal Tagle will address the challenges of living the faith within family life. Family time, among today’s many distractions, continues to be an almost lost reality for many. Join us for his talk on Keeping Families in Faith: The Domestic Church in a Global Village. The evening begins with an opening performance at 6 p.m. followed by an opening address by Archbishop Miller and a talk by Cardinal Tagle. Tickets are now on sale! Visit http://rcav.org/cardinal-tagle/

 
 

A NEW PENTECOST SEMINAR
The Charismatic Prayer Group of Our Lady of Fatima Church invite you to a series of 7 talks by leaders of the Renewal and New Evangelization, designed to introduce people to Baptism of The Holy Spirit and to an experience of a new Pentecost

 
 

HELPLINE VOLUNTEER TRAINING BY DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES -OLGC SOCIETY
You can make a difference in the lives of victims of abuse. Join us for our spring training. Fridays: April 6, 13 & 20 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm and Saturdays, April 7, 14, & 21 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Holy Trinity Parish, North Vancouver. Call 604.585.6688 to register or for more information.

 
 

SPRING GARDENERS’ PARTY
Come and learn more about Plant a Row-Grow a Row, learn from inspiring and knowledgeable speakers, enjoy coffee or tea and goodies, get some useful handouts and giveaways. Wednesday, March 28 from 6 to 9 pm at Saint Thomas More Collegiate, 7450 12th Ave, Burnaby. Admission is free, but we’d appreciate it if you’d bring along a cash donation and a nonperishable food.

 

Please remember your parish when you make your will (estate). Thank You!

 

Domestic Abuse Services: Help Line 604.640.7549

 

For more information on the Archdiocese of Vancouver please visit: web site at www.rcav.org

 

St Paul said “Your body is the temple of God‘, how do you keep it? Learn from these website:

www.integrityrestored.com
www.theporneffect.com
www.covenanteyes.com
www.fortifyprogram.com

 

PARISH MINISTRY AND ORGANIZATION

OrganizationContact & Phone
Altar Servers
Mikee
604.760.4398
Building MaintenanceJosef Bauer
604.716.2801
Catholic Women's League CWL
Elaine Tan
604.525.7048
Choir  - 5:00pm
Cherry Ocampo
604.716.9810
Choir  - 9:00am
Maria Mabel Roca
778.861.3908
Choir  - 11:00am
Charles Desouza
604.930.9438
Co-Worker of MCDeacon Ken
604.781.1278
Counters - Group IEleanora McGhee
604.524.0687
Counters - Group IIElvira Acosta
604.524.5048
Couples for ChristGerry Andrada
778.861.1856
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy CommunionSharon Assumption
604.522.4284
FinancePaul Shearon
604.522.8226
Flower ArrangementClemence Jamen
778.223.5617
Foods for the PoorBrad
604.525.2350
Hand Maids of the LordIrene
778.384.8819
Healing Ministry/St. Peregrine Healing PrayerLila Caldera
778.882.8048
Indonesian CommunityIwan Kuntjoro
778-999-0098
Knights of ColumbusRaphael
604.500.1848
LectorsMaria Siglos
778.688.9547
Legion of Mary (English)Terri Oro
604.526.1431
604.762.0225
Legion of Mary (English Jr.)Edna
604.721.7846
Legion of Mary (Spanish Group)Norma
604.220.8294
Liturgical CommitteeDeacon Ken
604.781.1278
Lord of Pardon SocietyJosie Luciano
778.838.6164
Opus Dei (Ladies)Melanie Dee
778.847.4247
Opus Dei (Gents)Peter Nation
604. 468.8458
OLM Gym InquiriesJacqueline Gastaldo
604.526.1731
OLM School PrincipalNeva Grout
604.526.7121
Migrant MinistryRalph Guerra
604.240.1353
Mustard Seed - Prayer GroupGina
604.353.4158
Parish OfficeNovita Ong
604.522.5733
Project AdvanceEva
604.290.7613
Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)Marivic Cregan
604.520.6814
olmprep @gmail.com
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Contacts :
RCIA CoordinatorValder Belgrave
604.861.9774
Newcomer - Inquiry CoordinatorSusan Silveira
778.772.9714
Safe EnvironmentJane Wangersky
604.524.5294
SacristanAlberto Taculod
604.375.2377
Society of Saint Vincent de PaulBrad Garisto
604.525.2350
Usher 5:00 PMRoger Lawrence
778.829.4098
Usher 9:00 AMPaul Cunha
604.524.4486
Usher 11:00 AMDavid Huen
604.515.8844
Youth MinistryGustav/Melanie Arinzol
604.441.4953
VANSPEC One-on-one Catechism Registration Sr. Glenys Symons or Mary Keegan
604.434.7775 or email: srgmterp @shaw.ca
VANSPEC One-on-one Catechism CoordinatorLucy Rodjito email: vanspec @rcav.org